Jared Leto Drops Hints On His Role Being Inspired From The ‘The Killing Joke’

By Ila Samant | 1 year ago
Jared Leto Drops Hints On His Role Being Inspired From The ‘The Killing Joke’

DC Comic fans had been waiting too long for DC Comic’s Extended Universe to come to life. And David Ayer’s finally fulfilled their dream with the upcoming release of “Suicide Squad” in 2016. The internet is buzzing with fan theories and expectations, which are mostly from Jared Leto’s end. He happens to play the role of The Joker and with Heath Ledger setting a benchmark for this role, fans expect a lot from the 43 year old actor.

Unlike all the previously casted Jokers, Jared Leto’s Joker version is covered with bizarre tattoos and slight reference to ‘Frank Miller and Jim Lee’s All-Star Batman and Robin: The Boy Wonder.’Jared Leto also leaves no stone unturned in surging his fans’ excitement and keeps on dropping clues regarding his role’s relation with ‘Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s classic story, ‘The Killing Joke.’


According to Screen Rant, Fans are appreciating the fact that Leto’s role has been inspired by The Killing Joke as the graphic novel received commendable attention in the first place and became popular with readers. For starters, the ‘30 seconds to Mars’ singer made an effort to recreate the much popular cover of Joker pointing a camera at all the viewers and it gained worldwide attention. Followed by this, Leto took to Twitter and shared another image officially which portrays him wearing a hat that has a resemblance to a specific Joker who shot and incapacitated Barbara Gordon, while wearing it at the same time.

While the possible interpretation is to see a lot of references to ‘The Killing Joke’ in ‘”Suicide Squad”, another interpretation would include Leto’s loyalty to the role and the various images accentuating his commitment towards being The Joker. Fans are further excited about ‘Harley Quinn’s pairing with The Joker’, which is one of the most important parts of DC Extended Universe, reports Outer Places.

We just need to wait and watch whether ‘The Killing Joke’’ holds even remote importance to the movie. ‘Suicide Squad’ releases on August 5th, 2016 and will be pioneering for ‘DC Extended Universe’s’ real-life versions.

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